Tricare to Stop Covering Some Vitamin Supplements
Starting Jan. 1, Tricare will stop covering certain vitamin supplements, including some multivitamins, fluoride and iron, for roughly 25,000 beneficiaries. Those affected received letters at the end of November from Express Scripts, the company that manages Tricare's pharmacy benefit, notifying them that only vitamins that have been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration through clinical trials are considered prescription medications and therefore eligible for coverage.
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